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Hi, my name's Sarah and I'm a recovering Martha.

Hi, my name's Sarah and I'm a recovering Martha. | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Every time I read the story of Mary and Martha I feel sorry for Martha. Don't get me wrong, the message of the story isn't lost on me, I just know that I'm her over and over again. Trying to make a...
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Stop celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. - Spokane Faith & Values

Stop celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. - Spokane Faith & Values | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Today America engaged in its annual ritual of misremembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
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trendwatching.com's Trend Briefing covering "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014"

trendwatching.com's Trend Briefing covering "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014" | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
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We need to talk about TED

We need to talk about TED | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Benjamin Bratton: Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster
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Interesting perspective. It feeds into the idea of 'bite-sized everything' so we're not taxed beyond our comfort/entertainment thresholds. Rather we feel smarter without actually contributing anything of value nor walking away with a concrete action.

 

It's not too dissimilar to the rise of Voluntourism or Poverty Porn which feed into our desire to 'feel' generous rather than do the hard work required to eradicate poverty.

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Joi Ito's Near-Perfect Explanation of the Next 100 Years | MIT Technology Review

Joi Ito's Near-Perfect Explanation of the Next 100 Years | MIT Technology Review | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
“One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it.”
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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Missed deadlines are a lot like over-due bills. Double-booked meetings are a lot like bounced checks.
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The mindset of scarcity could be something that's built into you through birth or environment. Or it could be something you learn because of a retrenchment or wall street disaster. Either way we underestimate its effect of every part of our reasoning and choices.

 

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Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
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A Troublemaker’s Manifesto: The Benefits of Wandering

A Troublemaker’s Manifesto: The Benefits of Wandering | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
That fear you feel when you don’t know what’s next? Embrace it.
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This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading - Wired Science

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading - Wired Science | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
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Digital and Social Media Marketing Trends 2014

Digital and Social Media Marketing Trends 2014 | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Digital and Social Media Marketing Trends 2014. It’s been a huge year for social media, particularly in marketing, but what’s on the horizon?
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10 mind-blowing mobile infographics

10 mind-blowing mobile infographics | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
I've gathered together ten great infographics on m-commerce, QR codes, apps vs web, coupons, payments, mobile marketing and more.
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The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Everything we know about sleep.
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"Humans need roughly one hour of sleep for every two hours they are awake, and the body innately knows when this ratio becomes out of whack."

Fascinating sleep insights and its impact on our ability to function optimally.

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How Information Flows During Emergencies | MIT Technology Review

How Information Flows During Emergencies | MIT Technology Review | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes that occur in the flow of information when disaster strikes, say network scientists.
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Maybe it's the geek in me but I find this stuff fascinating because of the stories they can tell

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trendwatching.com's Africa Trend Bulletin covering "5 MUST-KNOW AFRICAN CONSUMER TRENDS TO RUN WITH IN 2014"

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How can someone become good at art of logical deduction like Sherlock Holmes?

How can someone become good at art of logical deduction like Sherlock Holmes? | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Shane Parrish's answer: I'm a little surprised that no one has talked about mindfulness.

Holmes' way of thinking is very systematic and relies on observation. To observe, however, you have to control your attention, which is not easy.
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Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube - Design Milk

Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube - Design Milk | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
SwatchMate Cube lets you capture the color of anything by placing it on the color, pairing it with your phone, and saving it or importing it to Photoshop.
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A really great tool for designers. Would love one!

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The Changing State of Content Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | #SeriouslySocial

The Changing State of Content Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | #SeriouslySocial | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
How do you market your business? Do you produce engaging content as part of your strategy? According to a recent study, 78% of businesses in 2013 (that responded) do engage in content marketing.
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Talent Is Persistence: What It Takes To Be An Independent Creative

Talent Is Persistence: What It Takes To Be An Independent Creative | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
How filmmaker Kirby Ferguson painstakingly built a career making independent online documentaries.
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You Don’t Need To Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers

You Don’t Need To Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
The future belongs to those who work with, not against, the rising tide of technology.
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Brands Are STILL Failing To Engage Fans And Customers - infographic - Ber|Art WordPress Cloud Hosting SEO en Social Media

Brands Are STILL Failing To Engage Fans And Customers - infographic - Ber|Art WordPress Cloud Hosting SEO en Social Media | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Social Marketing 101: Brands Are STILL Failing To Engage Fans And Customers #INFOGRAPHIC.
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Content marketers miss the point | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist

Content marketers miss the point | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Content marketers appear to think that the word content is equivalent to the word article. It is not, there is so much more to content than articles.
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Machines Gauging Your Star Potential Automate HR Hiring

Machines Gauging Your Star Potential Automate HR Hiring | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
They can drive cars, win Jeopardy and find your soon-to-be favorite song. Machines are also learning to decipher the most human qualities about you -- and help businesses predict your potential to be their next star employee.
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Google+ Hangouts: 7 Tips to Boost Your Business's Communication (Free)

Google+ Hangouts: 7 Tips to Boost Your Business's Communication (Free) | Fresh Chinese | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts is a powerful tool that your business can use to improve your communication. Here are some ideas for using Google+ Hangouts to improve communication.
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